It’s important that the Department for Education’s Music and Dance grant scheme reduces financial barriers to accessing the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT); therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme. This means that anybody can apply to be part of the CAT no matter what their financial circumstances are.
The overall costs cover all training classes, dance wear, theatre trips, guest choreographers, performances and a lot more.
AMOUNT OF GRANT (2021/22)
The fee per student for academic year 2021/22 is £3,802. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant
Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by monthly standing order.
To qualify for a national grant, the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or be a refugee or the child of a refugee (conditions apply).
You can also apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis and assistance is means tested on the same scale as the grant funding, for example, families who are entitled to a full grant are also entitled to full reimbursement for dancewear and travel costs; families who are entitled to 50% grant are entitled to claim 50% of these costs.